The Hutu are the majority ethnic group in the countries of Burundi and Rwanda; the division of these countries is a result of European colonialism. With a population of 15 million, the Hutu represent more than 85% of the populations of the two countries; the remaining populations in those countries are the Tutsi and the Twa, with the Twa having about 1 % and the rest of the people belonging to a Tutsi identity.

It is thought that the Hutu arrived in the area from Central Africa or from Ethiopia more than 2,000 years ago. During the first centuries of their existence, the people were hunters and farmers, but gradually became farmers who worked the land with expert skill. In fact, in Hutu society, the person ...

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